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Humanities - Philosophy

Florida Institute of Technology

48 months
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About

The humanities include history, ancient and modern languages, literature, human geography, anthropology, law, politics, religion, music, art. The Humanities - Philosophy program at the Florida Institute of Technology teaches and develops techniques of critical thinking and rational analysis that have much broader application in all fields of society.

Overview

The Big Questions

Nearly four decades ago, the US Rockefeller Commission on the Humanities described the humanities this way in its report “The Humanities in American Life”:

Through the humanities we reflect on the fundamental question: What does it mean to be human? The humanities offer clues but never a complete answer. They reveal how people have tried to make moral, spiritual, and intellectual sense of a world in which irrationality, despair, loneliness, and death are as conspicuous as birth, friendship, hope, and reason.

Similarly, philosophy is concerned with such fundamental issues as:
  • What is truth?
  • How should we live?
  • Why should we obey the law?
As the degree we offer is in Humanities–Philosophy rather than simply Philosophy, students take a broader range of courses in the humanities.

This is especially beneficial because philosophy has so many connections with other subjects. The faculty of the Humanities - Philosophy program at the Florida Institute of Technology has special expertise in the philosophy of science, making the program a natural fit for Florida Tech’s overall focus. In addition, students are encouraged to take courses in psychology and the other sciences as well.

Career Outlook

According to the American Philosophical Association (APA), people who studied philosophy can be found in all careers and fields:

  • A philosophy major or minor is a typical start to a law career.
  • Philosophy students routinely outperform nearly all other majors on the LSAT, GRE, and GMAT.
  • Philosophy students have among the highest lifetime and mid-career earnings of all humanities fields.

Career Options

People who study Humanities–Philosophy have gone on to great success as:

  • tech leaders
  • entrepreneurs
  • journalists
  • professors
  • politicians
  • clergy
  • Supreme Court justices
  • award-winning writers
  • actors
  • comedians
  • filmmakers
  • activists
  • and even presidents of the United States.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Logic
  • Survey of Ancient and Medieval Philosophy
  • Survey of Modern and Contemporary Philosophy
  • Bioethics
  • History of Science and Technology: Ancient and Medieval
  • Psychology

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

To evaluate your readiness to succeed in an undergraduate academic program at Florida Tech, the Office of Undergraduate Admission will carefully review your:

  • Transcript(s) from an approved high school
  • Essay
  • Letter of recommendation

International applicants are not required to provide standardized test (SAT or ACT) scores, but it is highly recommended for admission.

Please remember that while proof of English Proficiency is not required for admission, it is required before an admitted student may obtain immigration documents and enroll in academic courses at Florida Tech.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    38590 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19295 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    38590 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19295 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Melbourne

1030 - 1585 USD /month
Living costs

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Funding

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